Thursday, 10 September 2020

Art Inspired By The Titanic

New Zealand Contemporary Artists

'A Womans Heart Is A Deep Ocean Of Secrets'
76cm x 142cm.
(Title is stolen from a line in the Titanic movie).

This is one of 30+ seascapes I have painted since October last year.
Plus a few birds and abstracts chucked in for good measure.
This one is big...
But I can't wait to get to work on the even bigger canvases waiting in the wings....

#newzealandcontemporaryartist #oceanpainter 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

1 - Quote Series Of Hattie McDaniels Famous Words

I have spoken before about 'Hattie McDaniel', 
most famously known for her role as Mammie in 'Gone With The Wind'.
About 5 years ago I had the privilege to create some Hattie photographic quotes 
for Kevin John Goff (Hatties Great Grand Nephew - International Speaker/Filmmaker/Humanitarian).
Kevin is an extraordinarily talented man 
whom I have through the years become special friends with.
He has an amazing vision to share Hattie McDaniels complete story 
via a feature documentary, her website, a podcast, and a storyboard/illustrative book project.
Eventually, there are plans to also produce a feature film on her life.
 However, the ultimate goal is to create a foundation that will be instrumental in assisting individuals that need funding, industry mentorship, increased opportunities and industry training for those who are struggling to advance within the entertainment industry.
Read more about that here.
The quotes created all those years ago are now having a facelift. 

Hattie McDaniel

This is the first in the 'Quote Series of Hattie McDaniels famous words'. 

You may like to watch: 


Tuesday, 1 September 2020


My new Tie-Dye design called 'Winter Sea'

available now in a silk-cashmere mix scarf (and other products)

via my Design shop on Vida. You'll find the scarf on page 15.

Pop over and check out my other Vida designs too.

#newzealandcontemporaryartists #nzdesigner

Monday, 31 August 2020

Heart Sea 'Award'

New Zealand Contemporary artists

 I am thrilled to announce 'Heart Sea' has received an 'Honourable Mention' award.

This work is now exhibiting with the Art Room Contemporary Gallery online.

Waters Exhibition.

#newzealandcontemporaryartists #seascape #seapainting

Thursday, 27 August 2020


New Zealand Contemporary Artists

We are just rocking on as if covid is not a thing....
So SAVE THE DATE' peeps!
November 14th 2020

'SEAing Bleu Na roto i te karaihe titiro'.
(Seeing blue through the looking glass)
A Tracey Lee Cassin & Joanne Black (Ngati Kahungunu) 
Creative Collaborative Exhibition
at Te KĊputu a te whanga a Toi, Exhibition Centre in Whakatane.
Showing until 31st January 2021.